Archive: 02/5/2007

Scientists demonstrate the process of mammalian egg maturation

The Rong Li lab team has answered an important question about how mammalian eggs undergo maturation through an intricate process of asymmetric cell division. The team discovered a novel pathway by which chromatin exerts command ...

Feb 05, 2007
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Sedentary teens more likely to have higher blood pressure

Teenagers who spend a lot of time planted in front of the TV are more likely to have higher blood pressure, regardless of whether they are overweight. "This is the first research to show a direct and independent connection ...

Feb 05, 2007
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Parents blind to their children's weight

Researchers with Deakin's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research surveyed more than 1200 families to find out if parents had concerns about their children's weight and if they took any preventative action to ...

Feb 05, 2007
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Risk of preterm birth appears to vary by season

Women who become pregnant in spring are more vulnerable to preterm birth than those who conceive in other seasons, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Results of a large study of such seasonal variation ...

Feb 05, 2007
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For some species, an upside to inbreeding

Although breeding between close kin is thought to be generally unfavorable from an evolutionary standpoint, in part because harmful mutations are more easily propagated through populations in this way, theory predicts that ...

Feb 05, 2007
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